Synonyms and Antonyms of brevity
1 the condition of being short <the best quality a graduation speech can have is brevity> Synonyms briefness, conciseness, shortness Related Words abbreviation, abridgment (or abridgement), compression, condensation, contraction, curtailment; decreasing, diminishing, lessening, reducing, shortening, shrinking; abruptness, brusqueness, curtness; compendiousness, crispness, laconism, pithiness, succinctness, tautness, terseness; littleness, minuteness, smallness, tininess Near Antonyms extensiveness; elongating, elongation, extending, extension, prolongation, prolonging, protraction, stretching; expansion, growth, spread; diffuseness, garrulousness, long-windedness, prolixity, talkativeness, talkiness, verboseness, volubility, wordiness; bigness, bulkiness, greatness, heftiness, largeness Antonyms lengthiness
2 the quality or state of being marked by or using only few words to convey much meaning <if brevity is the soul of wit, then that speech wasn't at all witty> Synonyms succinctness, briefness, compactness, conciseness, concision, crispness, pithiness, sententiousness, tersenessRelated Words abruptness, bluntness, brusqueness, curtness, shortnessNear Antonyms periphrasis, pleonasm, redundancy, repetitiousness, repetitiveness, tautologyAntonyms diffuseness, long-windedness, prolixity, verbosity, wordiness
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